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Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department provides residents and visitors with clean, green, safe, and accessible open space in 2,100 acres of park land throughout the city.

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    Mayor's Coffee Hours Begin May 4th

    The 18th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series takes place from May 4 to June 22. Residents get a chance to meet Mayor Walsh and talk about the needs in their neighborhoods. We also have free coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin' Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods.

    View Mayor Walsh's Neighborhood Coffee Hours tour! »

    Read the press release! »

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    Troops for Fitness

    As part of the Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness program, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department offers free workshops and classes instructed by U.S. military veterans at parks and community centers citywide. The health and wellness program is made possible by the Coca-Cola Foundation and the National Parks and Recreation Association.

    2016 Troops for Fitness May »

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    Reserve Time at Your Local Tennis Court

    The City has partnered with PlayLocal to offer tennis court reservations at select pilot locations throughout Boston. Users can sign up for free, and will have access to view park locations, maps and available reservation times.

    Press Release »

    Reserve a Court »

    Now in West Roxbury »

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    Check out our Recreation Programs page!

    The Boston Parks and Recreation Department offers free youth athletic programs, clinics, and camps in neighborhood parks and community centers citywide.  Be sure to bookmark our Recreation Programs page where you will find announcements, calendar listings, applications, and updates on all we have to offer!

    Recreation Programs »

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    Find a City of Boston Park!

    Looking for the address of a City of Boston park?  Or would you like to see park names by neighborhood?  Take a look at our inventory listing parks, playgrounds, urban wilds, cemeteries, and squares under the jurisdiction of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

    2014 Park Inventory »

Forms, Permits & Applications

Service Requests

Reports & Publications

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Calendar »

  • See a listing of upcoming events at Boston's Parks.

    View Events Calendar »

Upcoming Meetings »

  • The public is invited to provide input to the Parks Department through community meetings.

    View Upcoming Meetings »

Videos & Multimedia »


  • Community Preservation Act Announcement
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh announces his support for the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which could provide a significant revenue stream geared towards affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space initiatives. The proposal, currently pending before the City Council, could potentially be placed on the ballot in Boston in November 2016.Watch Video »
  • Swan Boats Opening 2016
    Mayor Walsh kicks off the opening of the Swan Boats for the 2016 season by taking the first ride along with students from Boston Public Schools.Watch Video »

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